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MS EUROPA 2 - from Cape Town to Mauritius

South Africa’s diverse wildlife and breathtaking natural world

MS EUROPA 2 - from Cape Town to Mauritius
Cruise EUX1601
02.01.2016 - 16.01.2016 (15 days)
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    Cruise
    EUX1601
    Cruise dates
    02.01.2016 - 16.01.2016

    Real adventurers will leap at this opportunity to see lions, buffalo, rhinos, elephants and leopards – the famous “big five”. With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to spot them all during your cruise, which starts with South Africa’s fascinating wildlife and melting pot of cultures, before showcasing the indescribable natural beauty of Mozambique and Madagascar. Unwind on isolated beaches and explore Africa’s dense rainforests and stunning mountainous terrain.


    International cruise
    This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
    Price specials - Extended fun

    Combine this cruise with EUX1602 and save € 1,100.

    The highlights of this cruise

    • Discover the unique animal kingdom on safaris**.
    • Unknown Africa: Mozambique and Madagascar.
    • Rainforests and volcanic landscapes: fascinating Reunion.
    • On board: South Africa’s wine – interesting facts and tastings.

     

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    Your ship - MS EUROPA 2

    Twenty-one-knots. And no tie.

    All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: on board the EUROPA 2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The ship has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2020.

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    Your suites on MS EUROPA 2

    Veranda Suite
    • Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); veranda: 7 m² (75 ft²)
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Exclusive living area with a chaise longue
    • Bathtub and separate shower
    • Free mini bar
    Ocean Suite
    • Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); veranda: 7 m² (75 ft²)
    • Natural light in the bathroom
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Whirlpool tube and separate shower
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar
    Family Apartment
    • Living area: 2 × 20 m²
      (2 x 215 ft²)
      veranda: 2 × 7 m² (2 x 75 ft²)
    • Connecting door between the rooms and verandas
    • Separate toilets
    • Free mini bars
    Penthouse Suite, for disabled guests
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Bathroom with two washbasins
    • Separate WC
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    Penthouse Suite
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Whirlpool tub and separate shower
    • Separate toilet
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    Grand Ocean Suite
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Separate toilet
    • Natural light in the bathroom
    • Shower with steam sauna
    • Whirlpool tub
    • Free mini bar
    Grand Penthouse Suite
    • Living area: 78 m² (840 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining table
    • Guest toilet
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Shower with steam sauna.
    • Whirlpool and daybed in the bathroom
    • Butler service
    • Free mini-bar
    • Further exclusive service privileges
    Owner Suite
    • Living area: 99 m² (1,066 ft²); veranda: 15 m² (161 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Separate dining table
    • Guest toilet
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Shower with steam sauna
    • Whirlpool and daybed in the bathroom
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    • Further exclusive service privileges
    Cruise
    EUX1601
    Cruise dates
    02.01.2016 - 16.01.2016

    Saturday, 02.01.2016

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Cape Town

    Sunday, 03.01.2016

    Cape Town/South Africa
    Transfer to the embarkation point, departure 23.00 hrs

    Cape Town
    Arrive a few days earlier and explore Cape Town with our pre-cruise programme* – you can even go on safari, if you wish.

    Monday, 04.01.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 05.01.2016

    Port Elizabeth/South Africa, 6.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Port Elizabeth
    This sweeping coastal city entices visitors with pristine sandy beaches, and it’s the gateway to two ecologically diverse nature reserves. During a two-day overland excursion to the Pumba Private Game Reserve**, you can try and track down the “big five”. The Addo Elephant National Park** is dedicated to the continent’s prestigious pachyderms and, with a bit of luck, you might also come face to face with ostriches and antelope, too.

    Wednesday, 06.01.2016

    Durban/South Africa, arrival 20.00 hrs

    Durban
    The largest city in the KwaZulu-Natal province is a unique melting pot of Indian, European and African cultures. Head to the treetops for a canopy tour**, where you can take in gorgeous views of the jungle and surrounding area from a high ropes course.

    Thursday, 07.01.2016

    Durban, departure 21.00 hrs

    Friday, 08.01.2016

    Richard’s Bay/South Africa, arrival 5.00 hrs

    Richard’s Bay
    During a visit to a Zulu village**, you will gain valuable insights into the proud traditions of this African tribe. Alternatively, you can take a boat trip on Lake St. Lucia** for a first-hand encounter with hippopotamuses and crocodiles. Or you can head to the Zulu Nyala Private Game Reserve** – surrounded by the sounds of wild animals – for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Saturday, 09.01.2016

    Richard’s Bay, departure 12.00 hrs

    Sunday, 10.01.2016

    Maputo/Mozambique, 6.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Maputo
    Founded in the 16th century, Maputo has managed to preserve its wonderfully traditional charm. A city tour** will introduce you to various landmarks, including the train station planned and built by Gustave Eiffel.

    Monday, 11.01.2016 to
    Tuesday, 12.01.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 13.01.2016

    Taolanaro/Madagascar, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Taolanaro/Madagascar
    Taolanaro means “place of dreams” – when you see the panoramic view from the peak of Saint Louis, you’ll understand why. Take a walk through the Ravenala palm trees and baobabs of the Nature Reserve of Nahampoana** and you might even see some lemurs.

    Thursday, 14.01.2016

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 15.01.2016

    Le Port/Reunion/France, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Le Port/Reunion
    Dense tropical rainforests and colourful plant life: the French overseas department of Reunion is a slice of paradise. Explore the fascinating mountain landscape on a scenic journey to the occasionally active Piton de la Fournaise** volcano. Or soar to great heights on a helicopter tour and discover hidden villages and spectacular waterfalls.

    Saturday, 16.01.2016

    Port Louis/Mauritius, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Frankfurt

    Port Louis/Mauritius
    The cruise finishes at Mauritius – however, you’re welcome to enjoy the charms of this island paradise a little while longer with our post-cruise programme*.

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    Optional bookable
    Sunday, 17.01.2016

    Arrival in Frankfurt

    * The pre- and post-cruise programmes listed are not included in the cruise price.
    ** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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    Cruise
    EUX1601
    Cruise dates
    02.01.2016 - 16.01.2016

    MS EUROPA 2 - FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES

    The EUROPA 2

    All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: on board the EUROPA 2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The ship has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2020.

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    Suites

    Plenty of room to feel good in our suites. On board there are no cabins but only suites with their own veranda. With a size of 35 to 114 m² and unlimited open space.

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    Restaurants

    Delicious diversity in seven restaurants. From upscale modern cuisine to a rich variety of Asian delights. Some opulent, some light, some fresh from the grill, some rustically inspired. The stylish ambiance in the seven restaurants underscores the most pleasurable gourmet expectations.

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    Bars

    Atmospheric evenings in six stylish bars. The bars on board the EUROPA 2 will quickly become your favourite places. Whichever you choose, a discreet service, a wide selection of drinks and snacks, as well as a wonderful ambience will provide you with unforgettable moments during your stay on board.

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    Relaxation

    The spacious OCEAN SPA awaits you with everything you could wish for to vitalise body and mind over an area of more than 800 m²/8,611 ft². And so that you never forget where you are, you'll always have a fantastic view of the open sea.

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    Entertainment

    Raise the curtain! Enjoy unforgettable events and spectacular shows featuring famous artists and stars on board the EUROPA 2. Great comedy, music from classical to pop, and exciting presentations and talks - and always first class.

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